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Agonis flexuosa, Western Australian Peppermint, Willow Myrtle

Agonis flexuosa

Western Australian Peppermint, Willow Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Agonis flexuosa is an attractive garden or specimen tree in temperate climates.





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Calytrix tetragona, Calytrix sullivanii, Fringe Myrtle, Star flowers

Calytrix tetragona, Calytrix sullivanii

Fringe Myrtle, Star flowers
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Western Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Calytrix tetragona is an easily grown and very hardy shrub for the small garden, usually reaching 1 m or more. The tiny leaves are slightly fleshy with a spicy perfume when bruised. The color of a healthy shrub is bright green with yellow-green young tips. Flowers are white or pink, deeper in the pointed buds, clustered along the arching branches, sometimes massed and nearly hiding the leaves.

Propagation is by small cuttings of half-ripe tip growth.

A garden position in sun or light shade is suitable, in well-drained lime free soil.



Calytrix tetragona, Calytrix sullivanii, Fringe Myrtle, Star flowers
Calytrix tetragona, Calytrix sullivanii, Fringe Myrtle, Star flowers
Calytrix tetragona, Calytrix sullivanii, Fringe Myrtle, Star flowers


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Decaspermum fruticosum, Brown Myrtle, Shrubby Decaspermum, Tailor Tree

Decaspermum fruticosum

Brown Myrtle, Shrubby Decaspermum, Tailor Tree
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Southeastern Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This is a small, low shrub with shiny, opposite leaves that taper to a long point. The flowers are pinkish white and grow at the tips of branches.



Decaspermum fruticosum, Brown Myrtle, Shrubby Decaspermum, Tailor Tree
Decaspermum fruticosum, Brown Myrtle, Shrubby Decaspermum, Tailor Tree


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Euphorbia myrsinites , Myrtle Euphorbia, Donkeytail Spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites

Myrtle Euphorbia, Donkeytail Spurge
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Southern Europe, Asia Minor
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Distinctive and drought tolerant, this Euphorbia deserves to be used as a specimen. Its cylindrical flower heads are yellow-green and can reach 6 to 9 in. across and 9 in. high. Although sometimes grown as a decorative plant in gardens, particularly valued in xeriscaping in dry areas.



Euphorbia myrsinites , Myrtle Euphorbia, Donkeytail Spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites , Myrtle Euphorbia, Donkeytail Spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites , Myrtle Euphorbia, Donkeytail Spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites , Myrtle Euphorbia, Donkeytail Spurge


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Lagerstroemia floribunda, Kedah Bungor, Crepe Myrtle

Lagerstroemia floribunda

Kedah Bungor, Crepe Myrtle
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Indo-China, West Malesia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Lagerstroemia floribunda is Provincial tree of Saraburi province; one of the central provinces of Thailand. This a rare Crepe Myrtle with pink flowers which appear along the branches.





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Lagerstroemia indica, Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Crape Myrtle, Crepe Myrtle
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Australia, Asia, Pacific
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This small tree or shrub is among the longest blooming trees in existence with flowering periods lasting from 60-120 days. It blooms profusely even when the plant is very small. Flowers are borne in summer in big showy clusters and come in white and many shades of pink, purple, lavender and red. Cutting off old flower heads in summer can promote a second and third round of flowering. Likes moist soil, where it will grow exceedingly fast, but it tolerates dry conditions once established.





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Lagerstroemia indica, pink - seeds

This small tree or shrub is among the longest blooming trees in existence with flowering periods lasting from 60-120 days. It blooms profusely even when the plant is very small.
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Lagerstroemia langkawiensis, Crepe Myrtle

Lagerstroemia langkawiensis

Crepe Myrtle
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowers

It is endemic to Langkawi Island, Western Malaysia.



Lagerstroemia langkawiensis, Crepe Myrtle


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Lagerstroemia speciosa, Lagerstroemia flos reginae, Queens Crape Myrtle, Queens flower, Pride of India, Banaba.

Lagerstroemia speciosa, Lagerstroemia flos reginae

Queens Crape Myrtle, Queens flower, Pride of India, Banaba.
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: India
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This is a beautiful tropical flowering tree with flowers that are are pink, purple or purplish - pink. The fruit is oval, about one inch long and splits in six pieces when mature. The seeds are small and have winged flaps. The reddish brownwood is used for home building, furniture, boots, etc. Medicinal uses - roots are used for stomach problems. Tea of the leaves is used against diabetes mellitus and for weight loss. Leaves are able to lower blood sugar, effective in weight loss.





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Lagerstroemia tomentosa, White Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia tomentosa

White Crape Myrtle
Family: Lythraceae
Origin: Indo-China, Thailand
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowers

Lagerstroemia tomentosa, White Crape Myrtle


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Luma apiculata, Eugenia apiculata, Luma, Chilean Myrtle

Luma apiculata, Eugenia apiculata

Luma, Chilean Myrtle
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Chile
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Luma apiculata is an evergreen shrub or small tree from Chile and Argentina. It can grow to 10 metres. Its small, aromatic leaves respond well to pruning so it is commonly used as a hedge. It also makes a wonderful specimen tree if left unpruned. With age it forms an outstanding trunk with sinuous cinnamon brown branches. Its bark peels to reveal streaks of pink and beige.

It is frost hardy, and thrives in full sun to light shade and well drained soils. Luma apiculata is a versatile plant suitable for hedging, screening and topiary; and makes a spectacular specimen tree.




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